The road taken to become an orthopaedic surgeon is a long one, spanning 13 years of schooling and training from college through residency. Orthopaedic surgeons can then choose to go into practice as a general orthopaedic surgeon, or can apply for acceptance to a subspecialty fellowship. This allows the physician to receive an additional year of specialty training in a specific field of orthopaedic surgery.
Arthritis & Sports is proud to offer orthopaedic surgeons the opportunity to receive such training from our own highly experienced physicians. This month, we welcome our third fellow, Dr. Scott Nelson, who joins us after finishing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Throughout the coming year, Dr. Nelson will complete his fellowship training in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, led by Dr. Randall Peyton.
About Dr. Scott Nelson
Dr. Nelson obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his rotating internship at Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
A native of Florida, Dr. Nelson is a proud supporter and alumnus of the University of Florida. When not working or spending time with his wife and dogs, Dr. Nelson can be found enjoying the outdoors – he is an avid offshore fisherman, golfer, and scuba diver.
About Our Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
The Adult Reconstruction Hip and Knee fellowship at Arthritis & Sports, led by Dr. Randall Peyton, is a well-rounded mentorship program designed to prepare surgeons for a successful private practice career in joint preservation and replacement surgery. Upon the completion of their orthopaedic residency, surgeons join Arthritis & Sports and work under the supervision of Dr. Peyton, in order to learn and benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience with adult reconstructive surgery.
This program allows fellows to participate in both inpatient and outpatient care, gaining experience in the management of complex primary and revision joint replacements with emphasis on a wide range of issues and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted surgical navigation. The fellow is involved in all facets of patient care including clinic coverage, resident education, and intensive operating room experience.